Exercise Plan – Upright Row with Push Outs and Up and Backs

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Fitness expert Michelle Beaumont demonstrates how to do upright row and push outs and up and backs.

    Michelle Beaumont

    For more than fifteen years Michelle has been making her mark on the health, beauty and fitness industry. Michelle’s success has brought her recognition as a national level fitness authority. Her elite physique has earned her many top level standings in national beauty, figure and fitness competitions. Her innovative workout programs have been implemented into some of the nation’s leading health and fitness organizations. Her articles have been published by many leading industry magazines. She is an industry speaker on topics including weight management, wellness and group fitness and she specializes in helping large health clubs find and grow new revenue streams.

    Michelle Beaumont: I'm Michelle. I'm demonstrating an upright row with a push out. You are going to start with your feet hip distance, knees soft, abs tight, shoulders roll back and down. You are going to upright row, elbows high and push out, it's a quick movement so up and out, make it nice and fluid and breathe in, exhale out. You want to keep your core, your center, nice and tight, you don't want to rock it at all, fully isolating through the shoulder muscles and the arms, and that's it.

    And I'm demonstrating what is called up and backs. This exercise is for your shoulders, incorporates the entire shoulder and it ties into the chest because you are using force. So, what we want to do is take the weights in to a frontal raise, bring it back towards your chest, press it out and drop it straight down. So, it's up and back, up and back, and that's it.